Published: Sunday 20 May, 2018

Pinay-Italian Silvia Celeste Cortesi Wins Miss Earth Philippines 2018 (PHOTOS)

Miss Earth Philippines has a new queen! Silvia Celeste Cortesi, the representative of the Filipino community in Italy, is the new Miss Philippines Earth 2018 who will attempt to win the Miss Earth title for the country back-to-back later this year.

Miss Earth Philippines

Silvia Celeste Cortesi with the other winners of Miss Earth Philippines 2018. (ARMIN P. ADINA / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

A part-time model and science degree holder, Silvia Celeste Cortesi bested forty-one other contestants to win Miss Earth Philippines 2018. She was crowned by Karen Ibasco, Miss Earth Philippines 2017 and Miss Earth 2017.

The other Miss Earth PH 2018 winners are as follows:

Miss Philippines Air – Zahra Bianca Saldua (Las Piñas City)
Miss Philippines Fire – Jean de Jesus (San Rafael, Bulacan)
Miss Philippines Water – Berjayneth Chee (Balingasag, Misamis Oriental)
Miss Eco-Tourism Philippines – Halimatu Yushawu (Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay)

“My advocacy is about trees in Italy,” Cortesi said on the pageant’s website. “Because I believe we should protect our urban fragile forest, because trees are life. And the perfect example is here in Italy, for the existence of a law that protects monumental trees..”

Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Top 18:

Tagum City – Trixie Dadula
Cebu City – Marla Alforque
Parañaque City – Ma. Divine Angela Veranga
Davao City – We’Am Ahmed
Fil-Rome, Italy – Silvia Celeste Cortesi
Tacloban City – Gabrielle Camille Basiano
San Rafael, Bulacan – Jean de Jesus
Taguig City – Lovely Lamptey
Fil-Sydney, Australia – Naomie White
Dumaguete City – Nathalie Louise Roxas
Las Piñas City – Zahra Bianca Saldua
Balingasag, Misamis Oriental – Berjayneth Chee
Fil-Queensland, Australia – Theressa Anne Mariano
Tangalan, Aklan – Noelle Uy-Tuazon
Fil-Vienna, Austria – Brazzirie Yanson
Cateel, Davao Oriental – Marra Cristy Dianne Salvosa
Zamboanga City – Joanna Krystel Cabrezos
Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay – Halimatu Yushawu

Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Top 10:

Fil-Queensland, Australia – Theressa Anne Mariano
Fil-Vienna, Austria – Brazzierie Yanson
San Rafael, Bulacan – Jean de Jesus
Balingasag, Misamis Oriental – Berjayneth Chee
Fil-Rome, Italy – Silvia Celeste Cortesi
Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay – Halimatu Yushawu
Dumaguete City – Nathalie Louise Roxas
Cebu City – Marla Alforque
Taguig City – Lovely Lamptey
Las Piñas City – Zahra Bianca Saldua